Thursday, 19 September 2013

A Heart Bent Out of Shape by Emylia Hall

For Hadley Dunn, life so far has been uneventful - no great loves, no searing losses. But that's before she decides to spend a year studying in the glittering Swiss city of Lausanne, a place that feels alive with promise. Here Hadley meets Kristina, a beautiful but elusive Danish girl, and the two quickly form the strongest of bonds. Yet one November night, as the first snows of winter arrive, tragedy strikes.

Hadley, left reeling and guilt-stricken, beings to lean on the only other person to whom she feels close, her American Literature professor Joel Wilson. But as the pair try to uncover the truth of what happened that night, their tentative friendship heads into forbidden territory. And before long a line is irrevocably crossed, everything changes, and two already complicated lives take an even more dangerous course...

A Heart Bent Out of Shape is the story of a first love, a terrible tragedy, a snow-filled paradise; a year that will never be forgotten.



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When Hadley Dunn is given the opportunity to spend a year in Lausanne, she isn't aware of the challenges this beautiful city is about to bring!

'A Heart Bent Out of Shape' is a wonderfully descriptive read that carries the reader to the beautiful Swiss city of Lausanne.
Through the writing of Emylia Hall, you can almost feel the crisp air on your face!

The characters are fascinating, I've never read a book before where it felt as though every character had a secret, I love the mysterious air that they all exuded.
Hadley was a lovely character and she faced so much throughout the story, it really was a challenging year for her.
But the character who I liked the most was Hugo, the relationship that developed between him and Hadley had me intrigued and it felt to me as though he was there when Hadley needed him the most, even if their friendship was turbulent at times!

A poignant read with romance, trauma, twist and turns!

4/5

I would like to thank Ben from Headline Books!

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